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Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,246
Posted By ka5ysy
I'm sorry, and stand corrected ! :lol3 ...

I'm sorry, and stand corrected ! :lol3



Henry, the funny thing I hear in the HD Dealership from the HOG crowd is the same thing said about the Street Rod and the Street 500 and 750 : "They...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 18,246
Posted By ka5ysy
Interesting thread here ! Actually,...

Interesting thread here !




Actually, most HD guys I know were in the "It Ain't a Harley" mode and would never buy one. Add that to the fact most dealerships had no idea how, and to whom, to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,961
Posted By ka5ysy
Those who know how to ride don't seem to have a...

Those who know how to ride don't seem to have a problem with large bikes. A friend of mine rides a GW daily and does not have any issues. There are those who don't think my RT is good for city...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By ka5ysy
Interesting. My ONE YEAR OLD Odyssey crapped...

Interesting. My ONE YEAR OLD Odyssey crapped out, and it is maintained on an Optima float charger. Bummer. Interesting problem was that the charger thought it was charged, but a load test showed...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,784
Posted By ka5ysy
Too much bandwidth in use here and wasting ride...

Too much bandwidth in use here and wasting ride time. I'm gonna go jump on my POS RT and ride around awhile. Probably gonna go over to the Harley shop and teach them how to ride. Maybe. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
Have you actually ridden one ?

Have you actually ridden one ?
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,852
Posted By ka5ysy
Or add a trailer and a small generator for...

Or add a trailer and a small generator for backup. And a Jerry can for the gas. Problem solved :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
I recently had an interesting conversation with a...

I recently had an interesting conversation with a gentleman who showed up in his finest HD outfit and proceeded to announce to my class that his bagger was 100% made in USA.

I pointed out the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By ka5ysy
If it sounds too good to be true ... :huh ...

If it sounds too good to be true ... :huh

Actually that same situation has happened to many of us who purchased the R1200R. Great bike, but when you add the bags, a decent windscreen, engine...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,933
Posted By ka5ysy
Some background here... remember that Buell was...

Some background here... remember that Buell was always a step-child for Harley. Many dealerships did not stock or sell them, and those that did usually had the bikes stuffed over in a corner out of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
And now, a (GASP !) ELECTRIC Harley !:eek1 ...

And now, a (GASP !) ELECTRIC Harley !:eek1

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/harley-davidson-livewire/
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,868
Posted By ka5ysy
Autocom has an isolation box for audio that will...

Autocom has an isolation box for audio that will prevent that, and they specifically recommend it to avoid the ground loop issue. I have them on the Garmin GPS and the HT interface, and they work...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,136
Posted By ka5ysy
My 2 cents: About 6 years ago now, my mom...

My 2 cents:

About 6 years ago now, my mom was diagnosed with dementia onset. Doing some quick research really caused me grief at the realization of what was going to happen. At that point in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Street 500 photos - Riding Academy training bikes

Several of our instructors taught our first Riding Academy class in Hammond, LA yesterday and today, and I got a chance to see the students in action with the bike. They all did well, and several...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,951
Posted By ka5ysy
I'm curious: What were you doing, and on what...

I'm curious: What were you doing, and on what surface were you on, that initiated the ABS ?

It would appear you were on some surface that would have resulted in a locked front or rear wheel. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,921
Posted By ka5ysy
What is fun is to pull a pass on a crotch rocket...

What is fun is to pull a pass on a crotch rocket on a sport touring bike with the luggage on in 4th gear after listening to the crotch rocket shifting madly to find the sweet spot in the high end of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
One thing that Harley has never done, as far as I...

One thing that Harley has never done, as far as I can remember, is quote HP figures for its bikes. I don't recall seeing any numbers for the Street 500 either.

For those worried about the 500, it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
A couple of years ago, the Riders Edge leadership...

A couple of years ago, the Riders Edge leadership was going around asking coaches what they thought was needed in a new training bike to replace the Buell Blast. Many of us said "engine protection...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
The market appears to be 20 somethings just...

The market appears to be 20 somethings just entering the motorcycle world and not having a lot of money to blow on an unnecessary toy who really want a Harley. Ethnicity is not an issue at all. I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
Hi Jim ! Working on a Street DVD yet ? :lol3 ...

Hi Jim ! Working on a Street DVD yet ? :lol3

For those who missed it, I have a ride report over here comparing the training version and a street version, unmodified:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Physics, actually: Shadow 750 wet weight is...

Physics, actually:

Shadow 750 wet weight is approximately 551 lbs
Shadow 1100 wet weight is approximately 612 lbs.

Less mass to accelerate evens up the lighter bike with lesser engine. Also...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Something that occurs to me with these bikes: ...

Something that occurs to me with these bikes:

Most will remember that when the Street Rod was rolled out, the old-line Harley guys mostly shunned the bike ( and still do) because "It ain't a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Kraven, I would say that HD intends to invade...

Kraven, I would say that HD intends to invade this segment in full force. If you look at the demographics of who the existing market is at present, it is definitely not the younger crowd. This bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
That is probably a good tentative date for public...

That is probably a good tentative date for public availability. The roll-out team for the Harley Riding Academy program (overhauled and updated Riders Edge) told us that the initial production is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
As noted above, I did a quick run down I-10....

As noted above, I did a quick run down I-10. Above 60 there is a buzz that becomes noticed in the handlebars, but the bike can go above 70 easily. I did not wind it up mostly because the wind blast...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
I will agree with that assessment. The 500 is...

I will agree with that assessment. The 500 is definitely "peppy" and the 750 should be a hoot to ride with a little more muscle. And this from me, a BMW rider !
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
The range setup bike I rode is a nice maroon red...

The range setup bike I rode is a nice maroon red color that is really a standout. They are not all black :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Ray, the bike is physically the size of the...

Ray, the bike is physically the size of the Sportster. Sitting beside each other I mistook the Sportster (in black) for another Street 500. The giveaway was the tank, until I looked at the radiator...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,558
Posted By ka5ysy
Thumb Harley-Davidson Street 500 ride report

Yesterday I was able to ride the new Street 500 bike which will be replacing the Buell Blast bikes in the Harley Riding Academy course.

Initial impressions:

The bike really looks nice and has a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,921
Posted By ka5ysy
What really miffs them is to have a RT pass with...

What really miffs them is to have a RT pass with all the luggage on, and walk away ! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By ka5ysy
Inquiring minds want to know: Aussie or Kiwi...

Inquiring minds want to know: Aussie or Kiwi rider ? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
a HD Shop I teach Riders Edge for has the Street...

a HD Shop I teach Riders Edge for has the Street 500 bikes in to replace the Buell Blasts that are getting very long in the tooth.

Have not had a chance to actually ride it yet but I sat on it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,787
Posted By ka5ysy
One thing to remember, if undecided about GS or...

One thing to remember, if undecided about GS or GSA: most GS buyers end up spending a lot more money "upgrading" to items that are standard on the GSA. If you never intend to farkle the GS, then save...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,634
Posted By ka5ysy
My 2011 R1200RT does not overheat. I added the...

My 2011 R1200RT does not overheat. I added the RT-P fan kit that is standard on the police version and when I am stopped for any length of time at idle I can switch it on and stay nice and cool.
Forum: Face plant 01-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,689
Posted By ka5ysy
Three critical (and volatile) skills that should...

Three critical (and volatile) skills that should be practiced regularly on each bike you ride so you know how they each react :

1. Quick stops straight ahead.
2. Quick stops in a turn left and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
Precisely ! Not for riding. For looking at...

Precisely ! Not for riding. For looking at shows.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 46,298
Posted By ka5ysy
All motorcycles suck. Except Harleys. State of...

All motorcycles suck. Except Harleys. State of the art. Rock solid. Really. Just ask the owners.

:hide
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 45,119
Posted By ka5ysy
Interesting thread here. Since I have the...

Interesting thread here. Since I have the opportunity to actually ride HD bikes as a Riders Edge instructor, but own a BMW R1200RT, it always amazes me the amount of bandwidth used arguing the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,837
Posted By ka5ysy
Lawrence: One of the issues I have had with...

Lawrence:

One of the issues I have had with the Wunderlich guards on the RT is that the hardware supplied is not top-notch. I had the same problem with excess length and some too short, when...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,711
Posted By ka5ysy
Now the EPA has you on the watch list ! :lol3

Now the EPA has you on the watch list ! :lol3
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